This is one of 6,339 Corvettes built in 1957, and one of only 10 cars produced in Inca Silver with Imperial White coves and a red interior. For the 1959 model, engines and horsepower ratings did not change. It also has correct rebuilt 1110891 dual point distributor, correct rebuilt wiper motor 5047984, correct rebuilt generator 1102043. It was offered as an option on the Corvette for the first time in 1957. People seemed to be captivated by the idea of the fiberglass plastic body. First introduced in January of 1953, the Corvette has only become more renowned as the years drift by.
The car is now located at the Kerbeck Corvette museum in and is believed to be the oldest Corvette in existence. It was some time later that we decided to produce this quantity in reinforced plastic. Despite all this, only 700 1955 Corvettes were built, making it second only to 1953 in scarcity. This was the last Corvette model to offer an optional power convertible top mechanism. Although we were going ahead with the building of an experimental plastic body in order to get a car rolling for chassis development work — at the time of the Waldorf Show, we were actually concentrating body-design-wise on a steel body utilizing tooling for the projected production of 10,000 units during the 1954 model year. The first background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw. However, negative customer reaction in 1953 and early 1954 models caused sales to plummet.
For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. The engine was 283 c. Fuel injection was in short supply and 1,040 Corvettes with this option were sold. An absolutely beautiful driver quality Corvette that runs and drives as nicely as it looks. This was due to the combined factors of the relatively high re-engineering and re-tooling costs for this low-volume production vehicle, the continued potential for cancellation of the car, and the increased size and weight of the all-new suspension design for the full-size cars, which made it unsuitable for use in the lighter weight Corvette. This C1 Vette is super clean and inside and out. The Corvette is with its 4th owner with history going back to the original purchase and has been with the same owner since 1990.
Roadster The 1957 Corvette Super Sport is Chevrolet's first Super Sport car. Pushed toward high-performance and racing, principally by who had raced in Europe, 1957 Corvettes could be ordered ready-to-race with special options. Rubber is near new with 500 miles on Coker radials and hubcaps are correct non-vented. Archived from on 20 February 2009. The principal complaint of the surveyed owners was the tendency of the body to leak extensively during rain storms. At first 1955 V8 Corvettes continued with the mandatory-option Powerglide automatic transmission as did the few 6-cylinder models built , but a new three-speed manual transmission came along later in the year for V8 models only. It was introduced late in the 1953 model year, and produced through 1962.
This was the only year a turquoise convertible top color could be ordered, and all 24-gallon fuel tank models through 1962 could not be ordered with convertible tops due to inadequate space for the folding top mechanism. Fuel injection -- a system by which gasoline is squirted into the air entering the cylinder rather than just being sucked in as the air flows past -- can improve a vehicle's efficiency and performance. Its been said that racing improves the breed, and when it comes to the Chevrolet Corvette, nearly six decades of checkered flags are the proof. Exterior color choices were expanded to at least five, combined with at least four interior colors. Ease of transaction - Excellent! Test drive - I took the car out myself. A featherweight magnesium body enveloped a tubular steel space frame that featured coil-over-shock front suspension, a de Dion rear axle and inboard-mounted aluminum drum brakes. With two new engines it was also the quickest.
Visually the 1957 model was a near-twin to 1956. The surprising finding was their opinions in comparison to foreign sports cars. Louis ready to build 10,000 Corvettes annually. Very few vehicles elicit the same kind of satisfaction as the Chevrolet Corvette. For more information on this beautiful 1957 Corvette, call 618-271-3000 or stop by our St. Power ratings for the dual-four barrel engines did not change 245 hp and 270 hp but this was the last year of their availability. It has a reproduction coil 1115091.
In 1957 it was shown at the Waldorf Astoria in New York and the Chicago Auto Show to debut Chevrolet's ramjet fuel injection. It has a period correct 283 engine with 2 4 barrel carburetors and a 4-speed manual muncie gearbox. Price - fair and without haggling, I took the car to my mechanic for inspection prior to purchase, he found a very small easily overlooked problem and gave me an estimate for repair, Steve and Rob were receptive and fair and we were easily able to reach an agreement about repair prior to purchase or adjustment of sale price. Powell, Ohio: Michael Bruce Associates, Inc. My search ended at Continental Auto in Northborough.
Out back is a set of 3. The hardtop has plexiglass dated January 1959. McLean mandated off-the-shelf mechanical components, and used the chassis and suspension design from the 1949—1954 Chevrolet passenger vehicles. A centrifugal became available in 1954 as a dealer-installed option, greatly improving the Corvette's straight-line performance, but sales continued to decline. It is known that 1954 models were painted Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, and Black, in addition to Polo White. The Corvette qualification went well and was placed near the front of the pack. Rare option estimate: Manual transmission 75.